#25: A song you could listen to all day without getting tired of”
This challenge has been a ball and I must say I am sad to see it end. I’d like to thank C.K.Hope from http://daisiesfromdust.wordpress.com (she told me about it) and twin daddy at http://stuphblog.com/about/twindaddy/ for starting it all.
When I first looked at this I thought “ANOTHER impossible challenge”! Of course, I have found my way through all the impossible challenges of these prompts, so I knew I could do this one too..
My first thought was to play a song that is on heavy rotation in my iTunes. Something contemporary by a band I listen to a lot, like Future Islands, or Elbow. Nick Waterhouse or Nick Cave. There were other songs that I really wanted to use in one of the prompts but just couldn’t find the right spot for, like In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel or Case of You by Joni Mitchell (hell, a lot of either of those artists!). I thought of whole albums that I love, by The Beatles, Traffic, Arcade Fire or The Clash (to name a few) that I play over and over. I figured no harm in choosing an album, when stuck for a song.
There is so much music I love that was not represented in this challenge, but everything that was represented was heartfelt and truly meaningful to me. And I don’t want to break that streak now, here at the end.
The song I chose fits the criteria perfectly. I seriously add it into almost every playlist I have going. It’s always a bright and pleasant surprise when it comes on. It makes me smile, dance and sing-along. It makes me feel, and that feeling is mainly joy.
The opening words “Do you remember, the 21st night of September…” the birthdate of my son, wonder boy. The true and forever love of my life now. Good and bad times have been had, but love is the constant…he is my heart. And so this, I could listen to this song over and over and over, because it reminds me of him, my kid, my joy.
Now, what the hell am I gonna write about?